[8/12/2017] Koshien Stats for 2017 Summer Koshien now online

Koshien Stats for 2017 Summer Koshien are now online. My apologies for the delay.

I am still working on names for games from yesterday. If anyone wants to help with the names, drop me a line or post in the comments section down below.

2017 Summer Koshien

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HIR

[8/23/2017] Seiya Suzuki leaves game after hurting right ankle

Seiya Suzuki hurt his right ankle while making a catch near the wall during tonight’s game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama.

The incident took place in the second inning. Yasutaka Tobashira hit a drive to right-center that Suzuki managed to make a leaping catch near the wall. As he came down, he landed on his ankle in an awkward manner and fell to the ground. He was unable to stand. Suzuki had to be carried off the field on a stretcher.

Suzuki was taken to a hospital in Yokohama for tests and diagnosed with a chip fracture in his medial malleolus. He will be re-examined by the team doctor at a hospital in Hiroshima on August 24.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/23/2017, Daily Sports 8/23/2017

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HAM

[8/23/2017] Kenta Uehara taken off the active roster

Kenta Uehara popped a blister on his left index finger during his last start on August 20 against Seibu. He was taken off the active roster today.

Uehara’s finger is healing, but the Nippon Ham Fighters did not want to risk the possibility of a break down in his mechanics by trying to throw with the popped blister.

Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2017

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CHU

[8/23/2017] Hitoki Iwase begins workouts at Nagoya Stadium

Hitoki Iwase suffered losses in two consecutive appearances (August 16 vs Yokohama and August 20 vs Hanshin). After his loss on August 20, he asked to be taken off the roster for some time to rest and make adjustments. He was taken off the active roster on August 21 and started his workouts today at Nagoya Stadium.

Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2017, Sports Hochi 8/23/2017

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[8/23/2017] Schedule Changes

The following additions were made to the Central League schedule.

  • October 3 – Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows at Jingu – 18:00 (August 15 rain out)
  • October 3 – Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama – 18:00 (August 1 rain out)
  • October 4 – Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama – 18:00 (August 15 rain out)

New Alternate Dates

  • October 2 – Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows at Jingu – 18:00
  • October 2 – Hiroshima Carp vs Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama – 18:00

Removed Alternate Dates

  • September 15 – Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
  • September 15 – Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp

Source: NPB 8/23/2017, Yakult 8/23/2017, Yokohama 8/23/2017

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[8/23/2017] Kotaro Kiyomiya named U-18 captain

Kotaro Kiyomiya was named captain of the U-18 Samurai Japan team today. The team will be competing at the 28th WBSC U-18 World Cup tournament in September.

The U-18 team started a mini-camp in Chiba yesterday (players participating in the Summer Koshien will join the team some time on or after August 24). Practice games will begin on August 25. The team is set to leave for Canada on August 28.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2017


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YOK

[8/23/2017] Yokohama sets new NPB walk-off record

The Yokohama Bay Stars started the bottom of the ninth down 5-2. They turned things around with three consecutive home runs and recorded an impressive walk-off win. It all began after Tatsuhiro Shibata led off the inning with a single to right. Then came the fireworks:

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo – two-run home run on a 3-1 pitch off Yusuke Nomura
  • Jose Lopez – solo home run on a 2-2 pitch off Takeru Imamura
  • Toshiro Miyazaki – solo home run on an 0-1 pitch off Takeru Imamura

Three consecutive home runs have been hit in the ninth or tenth innings six other times in NPB history. None of them resulted in a walk-off win.

  • 1989 Nippon Ham – three consecutive in the top of the ninth
  • April 30, 1999 Yakult – three consecutive in the bottom of the ninth
  • 2004 Yakult – three consecutive in the top of the ninth
  • 2005 Yokohama – three consecutive in the top of the ninth
  • 2008 Lotte – three consecutive in the top of the ninth
  • May 3, 1971 Toei – five consecutive in the top of the tenth

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2017Sponichi 8/23/2017, Sanspo 8/23/2017

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ORI

[8/23/2017] Masataka Yoshida leaves game early

Masataka Yoshida left last night’s (August 22) game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on defense in the fifth inning because he was not feeling well.

Source: Daily Sports 8/23/2017

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HAN

[8/23/2017] Taiki Ono leaves start with leg cramp

Taiki Ono felt discomfort in his right leg (cramp in calf) while pitching in tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium. He left the field for treatment after he threw one pitch to Nobuyuki Okumura with a runner on first and one out in the fourth inning. He returned to the mound, but the Hanshin Tigers ended up replacing him with a reliever after he tried throwing one practice pitch.

Ono could be taken off the active roster depending on his condition.

Source: Sponichi 8/22/2017, Sponichi 8/23/2017Sanspo 8/22/2017, Sanspo 8/23/2017Nikkan Sports 8/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2017Daily Sports 8/22/2017

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HAN

[8/23/2017] Rafael Dolis misses game against Yakult

Rafael Dolis missed practices before yesterday’s game against the Yakult Swallows because he was not feeling well. He was taken to a hospital for a check-up before the game and was not available to pitch.

Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2017, Sanspo 8/23/2017, Sponichi 8/23/2017

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ORI

[8/22/2017] Yuki Nishi leaves after pitching one ining

Yuki Nishi left tonight’s game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Hotto Motto Kobe after the first inning. A ball hit by Go Matsumoto struck Nishi near his left wrist. He left the field for treatment and was able to return. He struck out Shohei Otani before giving up a two-run home run Sho Nakata. Nishi then hit Brandon Laird and got Taishi Ota to line out to third to end the inning. He was removed from the game after the first.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2017, Sanspo 8/22/2017

[UPDATE 8/23 @ 7:53am]

Nishi was taken to a hospital in Kobe for tests (x-rays, CT scan) and diagnosed with a fracture in his trapezium bone. He will need to keep the hand immobile for around four weeks.

Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2017, Daily Sports 8/22/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 115 69 42 4
Hanshin 111 61 49 1
Yokohama 111 56 51 4
Yomiuri 112 55 56 1
Chunichi 114 47 62 5
Yakult 113 39 72 2
G W L T
Softbank 113 76 37 0
Rakuten 105 64 40 1
Seibu 111 64 45 2
Orix 109 49 59 1
Nippon Ham 109 40 69 0
Lotte 109 35 73 1
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